Monday has arrived once again – seems to do that on a weekly basis, whether we want it to or not… 🤣 Since it is Monday, Monday means music! For this new year, the 4M crew is operating a bit differently. If you have a theme idea, submit your request by email. Each person’s suggestion(s) will be credited accordingly – unless someone wants to volunteer for the monthly co-host spot, then we won’t be looking for anyone to fill it in 2023. It’s tough to commit for 4-weeks. The object is to keep things fun!
For this week, our friend and long time MMMM participant Patrick of Adventures in Weseland chose the theme: “National Children’s Day was yesterday. Let’s pick songs about children or by artists under 18.” Let’s get this youngster party started!
Let’s start with a song that I’ve loved from the moment I heard it on the radio – it was released November 17, 2003 – two days after Princess Nagger’s first birthday. It became our song, and every time I hear it, it gives me goosebumps and gets me all teary eyed.
Get ready for mutual goosebumps, here’s Martina McBride with “In My Daughter’s Eyes”:
Next up, this country song was part of the soundtrack to the movie Flicka, and touches on a father’s love for his little girl. Although he wants the best for his daughter, he admits that at times she has him wrapped around her finger.
He wants his daughter to grow up and not be afraid to take on the world, while at the same time, he realizes that he will always see her as his little girl.
Give a listen to Tim McGraw with “My Little Girl”:
Next up, this frequently covered song was written about this artist’s own daughter, Alexa Rey. A master of lyric and melody, he easily expresses the simple yet profound relationship between a parent and child in this bedtime lullaby.
This timeless and memorable song encapsulates the message of endless wishes and unconditional love that is felt by a parent for his child. As with this artist’s other songs, this song manages to capture and combine both the mystical beauty and finite reality of life.
Here’s Billy Joel with “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”:
Last, but certainly not least, this artist has always been known as a badass singer and performer, smashing out music hits like they are the easiest things in the world. Over the years we have seen her develop from a relatively new and unheard artist into a global superstar, with a fan base that is international in its size.
In recent years, this artist’s young daughter has shown she herself is quite talented. Released in 2018, this video shows the artist chatting away with her daughter as they are in the studio before the daughter breaks out into a truly charming performance of the opening lines of the song. The innocence carried in the young singer’s voice is heart-warming, showcasing the rising talent which she so clearly has.
More goosebumps coming your way, here’s P!nk and Willow Sage Hart with “A Million Dreams”:
That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor!
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!